Bethany House Publishers/Chosen Books, A Divisions of Baker Publishing Group, announced recently that approximately 5,000 copies of Dr. O’Donnell’s book WHAT A SON NEEDS FROM HIS DAD were reprinted in January, 2012. Total print sales are approximately 8,000 since November 2011 (averaging 2.5 to 3 thousand copies sold a month). Kindle and other e-book sales have not been calculated; which could easily double or triple in these numbers.
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Professor Michael O’Donnell was graduated with a Ph.D. from Kansas State University and is best known for his National Adolescent Wellness Research Project, co-conducted with family strengths scholar, Professor Nick Stinnett, Ph.D–a professor with the University of Alabama. Their research has been the focus of numerous books, radio, TV, and print features, such as USA Today, Better Homes and Gardens, and Ebony-Jet magazines; as well as CNN Evening News, Associated Press, CBS Interactive Business Network, and ABC’s nationally syndicated radio program, “The Best of Our Knowledge”. Professor O’Donnell has an active blog and speaking ministry and lives with his wife, Rachel, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.